Visit two local Bay Area solar farms! MCE, California’s first Community Choice Aggregator (CCA), will lead a tour showcasing two of its recently completed solar projects: MCE Solar One and the Novato Cooley Quarry. While navigating each solar farm, the attendees will learn how each project works, was developed, and benefits the environment and the local economy.
Site 1 - MCE Solar One: Utilizing a remediated brownfield site at the Chevron Richmond Refinery, this 10.5 MW solar farm will generate enough electricity to power up to 3,400 homes per year. The project supported over 340 jobs with a requirement that at least half of the workforce be hired locally.
Site 2 - Novato Cooley Quarry: This one-megawatt solar project generates clean, renewable electricity to serve residents and business owners under MCE’s Local Sol program. Not everyone is a homeowner, and not every homeowner can install solar panels on their home, but everyone should have access to local solar energy. By participating in MCE’s Local Sol program one can directly fund a local solar project, promote the growth of the local green economy and ensure their ratepayer dollars foster sustainable energy development in the local community.
Organized by NorCal Solar, a San Francisco area nonprofit organization and a partner of Intersolar North America.
Meeting Point: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Bus boards at Level 1, Moscone West (800 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94107) at 8:45am to depart by 9:00am and will return around 12:45pm